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Federal court blocks Obama administration’s stem cell policy

August 24, 2010

Citing the 1995 Dickey Amendment, in which Congress banned the federal funding of “research in which a human embryo or embryos are destroyed,” the US District Court for the District of Columbia temporarily halted the Obama administration’s expanded funding of human embryonic stem cell research. “Embryonic stem cell (ESC) research necessarily depends upon the destruction of a human embryo,” wrote Judge Royce Lamberth.


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  • Posted by: Vincit omnia amor - Aug. 24, 2010 7:17 PM ET USA

    God Bless Drs. Theresa Deisher and James Sherley for their courage. I know Dr. Deisher is doing great work in trying to find therapies using ethical means, as well as developing ethical vaccines (those that do not come from ESC's or existing cell lines developed from aborted babies). You can learn more about her work at: Please pray for Dr. Deisher and her important research!